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Hazardous Materials Investigations: The Barrel Mystery

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Hazardous Materials Investigations: The Barrel Mystery is a SEPUP module designed for use in grades 6–12. The module contains a series of 8 activities that provide approximately 3 weeks of instruction.

Equipment Kit Contents

Scroll down to see the materials that are included in the Hazardous Materials Investigations: The Barrel Mystery kit as well as those materials that are required but not included.

Materials in Hazardous Materials equipment kit:
  • 1 video, "Hazardous Materials/Waste Disposal"
  • 1 500-mL barrel
  • 1 scoop
  • 1 240-mL bottle containing iron (III) nitrate crystals
  • 2 480-mL bottles of mineral oil
  • 1 packet of 240 aluminum washers
  • 1 packet of 240 iron washers
  • 1 vial containing black and beige high density polyethylene squares
  • 2 copper wires
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of Liquid A ( 3% hydrogen peroxide)
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of Liquid B (50,000 ppm copper chloride)
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of Liquid C (0.1 M hydrochloric acid)
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of 5% ammonia
  • 2 vials of pH paper (orange)
  • 8 pH color charts
  • 2 packages of potassium iodide paper (white)
  • 50 plastic cups (9 oz)
  • 40 lids for plastic cups
  • 16 narrow-mouthed 140-mL graduated cups (to serve as a base for the funnel)
  • 8 funnels
  • 8 metal screens
  • 16 droppers
  • 16 pairs of forceps
  • 16 30-mL graduated cups
  • 16 plastic spoons
  • 16 plastic vials with lids
  • 8 magnets
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of ethanol
  • 1 60-mL refill bottle of ethanol
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of water (shipped empty)
  • 8 60-mL dropper bottles of methanol
  • 8 30-mL dropper bottles of potassium thiocyanate (0.1 M solution)
  • 40 effervescent tablets
  • 16 stir sticks
  • 1 set of Material Safety Data Sheets
Materials required but not provided in equipment kit
  • 16 SEPUP trays
  • 16 pairs of safety goggles
  • 1 overhead projector
  • 1 videocassette recorder
  • 1 TV monitor
  • 1 graduated beaker
  • matches
  • masking tape (optional)
  • paper towels
  • 16 calculators
  • 32 sheets of graph paper (optional)
  • 16 rulers (optional)
  • 16 computers with graphing software (optional)
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